Hello! Christmas has come and gone for another year! I hope you all had an awesome time with friends and family, I know I certainly did. I've been back home for just over a week now, lazing around, watching films and of course stuffing my face full of the best festive food around! However, after being in the house for 5 days straight I just had to venture outside, so thought why not shoot this post while I'm at it.

It's another All Saints jacket which I was lucky enough to bag as one of my Christmas presents. Pretty good going as it was only two weeks ago I'd featured the Wick Leather which I picked up for myself in the sales. This one, as you can see, isn't your classic black leather biker. It's a brown suede, which for me is something a little different.

I headed to the beach to blow those cobwebs away, as well as walking off all that food. Where I'm from is known for its coastline, I've got a handful of beaches very close to my house. This is the more urban of the bunch but the way I see it a beach is a beach. After all it's a lot different to living in the city centre of Manchester! Visiting the beach, no matter the weather or which one we decide to visit is always something I love to do when I get back home.

Getting back to this suede biker. The colour and material first caught my eye when I saw this across on All Saints website, I love the contrasting silver zips and if you can see it, the smaller pocket zip on the left hand-side of the chest, which is something none of my other biker jackets have. It's a nice little detail that I've never seen before. I was going to wear the jacket with either a white or black plain t-shirt as a tanned fabric always looks effortless on top. I rooted for the whole black vibe in the end (surprise surprise) but with this versatile piece, I know no matter which I would of chosen they would have looked equally as cool!

This jacket will be a great change to my classic black ones, especially in the springtime, where I know I'll be able just to throw it on without thinking to achieve that laid back style. I just love a tan suede and I've not seen a cooler jacket on the high-street -especially for the price of this one. I wore it with a pair of burnt orange shades and black boots, I was going to wear my brown, western boots but since I was going to walk on the beach, I quickly thought against it. I think a nice brown suede boot would set the outfit off and look killer for any occasion.

So with that little ramble that's my last post of the year! Here's to 2019 where I will be posting more and more, I've got some super exciting things in the pipeline and a little more free time to make them work and become a reality. I can't wait to see what 2019 brings, so thanks for an awesome year and I wish you all the luck in the new year too!

Take a closer look at the Judd biker by clicking here.
They're running low on sizes now, but I'm sure still have the odd one in a local store. Thanks to my sister Sallie for taking my pictures, she was trying out her Christmas present of a new camera, which I think she's done a pretty good job of!

Photographs by Sallie Ball


Hey all, I'm writing this post back home, sitting looking at my Christmas tree thinking to myself where did this year go? What a year 2018 was. In this post, I want to share with you all, my personal and working highlights from over the past year. I'll link all the posts too, so if you didn't catch it then, you've got a second chance to read them now!

I'll kick things off from February where I celebrated my first year of blogging. I was lucky to meet one of my style icons, Chris John Millington. Not to mention running one of the coolest Instagram accounts around, this guy is an all-around legend. Travelling up to Glasgow and sharing a beer (or three) with the main man himself and also getting to explore the city was an awesome way to celebrate my first year of blogging.

February was also the month in which this blog landed me a proper job, it also gave me the opportunity to move out. I moved down to Manchester to start working for Phix, a rock and roll clothing brand based in the bustling heart of the Northern Quarter. I also managed to get my first ever flat. Moving out was a little bit of an eye opener to say the least, but these past 10 months have been an absolute blast, I wouldn't change it for the world!

March, this was a month where a blog post turned out to be a lot more. I met The Girls Club. Georgie & Chloe both travelled up to Manchester to spend the weekend taking photographs and meeting Manchester-based creatives and bloggers, for some crazy reason they decided to invite me along too! This is where I first met my now girlfriend, Chloe.

Since Chloe has been such a big part of my year and since we both have blogs ourselves, we decided back in May to shoot our very first joint post. We shot in one of our favourite brands, The Kooples. Weirdly enough, we had both each just bought a piece from The Kooples new collection, so it seemed like the obvious decision to shoot them together. We've done a lot of joint shoots since then, which I absolutely love. We even got fake-married this year on a shoot in Wales, which was hilarious! I've loved working with Chloe this year. We have something big planned which is coming very soon- so keep your eyes peeled as we need your help!

June. Meeting Mounir Ghazi. A Parisian leather designer who is the man who designed the coolest biker jacket I've ever worn. We shot around Manchester with photographer Adam Mane, only taking photographs in black and white and wearing Mounir's leather creations, this shoot was totally up my street! This has to be one of my favourite shoots of the year, the whole vibe was super cool, plus meeting Mounir in town was an absolute blast.

September, I was back in America and brought along Mounir's jacket and a killer pair of boots which were given to me by From The First. I shot these pieces whilst staying in a remote air b&b, in the Mojave Dessert and even managed to film a short look video too. I love creating videos and I think this year, I have really taken my skills to the next level, (excuse my big head!) Click here to watch the video and check From The First out as my shots were used across on their website.

The highlight of my past few months at work will have to be flying to Paris to shoot Quentin Pontonnier- an independent jeweller and main man of Paris. I spent the weekend in the city, experiencing everything Paris had to offer, including a very wild Saturday night out. I shot Quentin the day after the night before and even had time to visit his killer jewellery store, were I of course had to pick up a few pieces.

During the last few weeks I spent at work, I've shot a video with Morgan Motors at the amazing setting of Chateau Impney, this is also something I'm very proud of and even proves to me that my videos getting better and better.

To sum everything up, 2018 was pretty huge. I love my new home in Manchester, I love working on my blog and creating content at work. I've learnt, met and experienced so many things this year, most of which wouldn't of happened if it wasn't for my blog. 

This year my blog has given me all of the great things which have come my way, If I didn't have it, or you my readers interacting with me every step of the way, it wouldn't be the same. 

A huge thank you to you all who that take the time to read and support me.

Peace out,

Catch you all in the new year,


Hey guys, happy Sunday! Tonight I have a post which all of you should like, its all about the classic black biker jacket from All Saints.

I picked this biker up a few weeks ago when All Saints were offering a 30% discount on their leathers. I sold two of my older leather jackets and was on the look out for something new. I wanted a style a little more classic this time, a timeless piece, something I could just throw on and feel cool wearing day or night.

The two jackets I sold were also from All Saints, but since they both became less 'trendy', I knew their time was up and I needed to go for a more classic style, rather than a trend piece. As soon as I see a lot of people wearing something or if the item is instantly recognisable, it sort of looses its appeal and I fall out of love with it, that's exactly what happened with my previous two leathers. This is why I decided to swap them both and get a much needed upgrade.

I'd say the Wick Biker is a perfect, timeless piece which will look  better than my other jackets in the years to come. I'm also thinking this is the leather I'm going to accessorise with a couple of very select enamel pins. Maybe not straight away, but in a couple of months time a handful of pins on one of the lapels will look killer, plus make the jacket look more personal to me and my style.

I bought the biker in a size small, they didn't have my size in my local store so I purchased the jacket online. The jacket fits like a dream not to mention smelling amazing. You always know that when your buying an All Saints piece, the quality is going to be spot on and it's no different here - the leather, silver metal zips and dull coloured popper buttons all make the jacket look very classic and reflect the style of the original 60's and 70's biker jackets.

I shot this jacket in front of a very old, white porcelain brick wall. A.S have shot many a campaign over the years with a similar background and every time I see a white brick wall it always reminds me of the classic All Saints aesthetic. I wore the jacket with one of their basic t-shirts underneath as I wanted it to be quite  casual. A plain white tee paired with a black biker will always be effortlessly cool and look rock'n roll no matter what.

Check out the Wick Biker by clicking here.
Sadly the Wick isn't included in the current promotion All Saints are offering. However, if you do like it, I'd wait till Boxing Day where I imagine the jacket will be once again in the sale.

Check out tonight's YouTube where you can see the leather in more detail.